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#2523890 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by number9 on 14 June 2014 - 07:15 PM

Crazy upside and potential, IMHO. I feel like he could be a superstar on a more skill-based team...like ours. Really big body. Sick puck skillz. Defensively responsible. I'm just pipedreaming here, because we're not adding a 2C, let alone one we'd have to pay out the ass to acquire (Berglund probably fits that mold, hence me saying this),  but...the thought of Zetterberg and Berglund on the same line, and it's our second line, and Mantha's a 30-goal-scorer on the first line, on Datsyuk's right wing...oh man.
While I'm pipedreaming about Blues players, let me say that Shattenkirk is probably #1 on my list of desirables. I'd even take him over Wayne Simmonds.

Shattenkirk? And just when Girardi needs you the most

#2523831 Wings sign Tomas Nosek to 2 year entry level deal

Posted by number9 on 14 June 2014 - 12:02 PM

Watch us sign Sekac and Malykhin too

#2523666 Spezza Requests Trade

Posted by number9 on 13 June 2014 - 01:31 AM


#2523576 Spezza Requests Trade

Posted by number9 on 12 June 2014 - 01:59 AM

No way Ottawa trades with us after we join their division and steal their captain

#2523446 GM moves

Posted by number9 on 11 June 2014 - 02:48 AM


Blackhawks have no leverage whatsoever here, captain serious will get his 10 mill either with the Hawks or somewhere else, he knows it his agent does as well and I'm sure Bowman is the same. There are contracts are going to be 8 years ~ 90 million Kane might get a little less but not by much.


If I was either of them I'd want to be in Chicago for the rest of my career. Management has done a damn good job of putting a competitive team together every year, with themselves as the center pieces. If Toews or Kane demand above 8 a year they are dumb... and as much as I despise them I don't think either are that stupid.

#2523442 Brodeur

Posted by number9 on 11 June 2014 - 02:37 AM


#2523102 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by number9 on 07 June 2014 - 10:06 AM

Do not know if this goes for everyone, but the reason why Johan leaves such a bad taste in my mouth and frustration is due to his lack of effort at times, and making comments such as "he wants to have fun" versus when he plays with focus and intensity, he is like a man possessed, and can change the entire game.

Maybe this is why he is criticized so heavily....

Of course, but that doesn't make him worth buying out. He definitely scores in bunches and we will always have to deal with that

#2523082 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by number9 on 06 June 2014 - 11:16 PM

Yeah because I said I wanted to fill the roster with guys like that. But thanks for pointing out you barely make the playoffs when people don't produce like Franzen. The point I was making is if you're going to spend money you should get a return for it.

Good thing Franzen is worth 4 mil

#2523074 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by number9 on 06 June 2014 - 09:52 PM

If Franzen is good and his contract is so reasonable, how come there is NEVER any rumors about other teams wanting him or stories about teams even asking about the possibility of trading for him? There are people with RW ties all over the NHL in front offices and on coaching staffs. yet no one ever is rumored to want him. Why? There are plenty of teams with cap room that can use more scoring. The 2 things that are Franzen's "strengths". Yet there is nothing out there in rumorville........... Never is.

He's never been shopped lol just like 99% of the wings

#2522875 Rendering of Joe Louis Arena from NHL 15

Posted by number9 on 05 June 2014 - 12:06 PM

The bowl is way steeper

#2522733 Shero & Bylsma Fired

Posted by number9 on 04 June 2014 - 11:18 AM

He's the least biased of the broadcast crew, imo. What led you to the conclusion that Pierre is biased?

That fan girl squeal every time Sid hits the ice

#2522678 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by number9 on 03 June 2014 - 08:14 PM

I've given up on this thread. Besides LeftWinger most here are trolls.

#2522677 Adam Almquist says hes considering returning to Sweden to avoid AHL

Posted by number9 on 03 June 2014 - 08:12 PM

Putting pressure on the wings was the wrongggg idea. He had one good PRE season. Adios Almqvist.

#2522511 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by number9 on 02 June 2014 - 11:57 AM

Well...I've been watching hockey since 1970...I have a bit more than an inkling of hockey knowledge.  Franzen is the quintessential floater.   He doesn't offer much beyond his infrequent hot streaks and giving him top six minutes is a recipe for heartbreak.   He's a 230 lb forward that plays smaller than the 185 lb Tatar..  He has concussion issues to boot.  Buy him out now when you can and move on.


Well I've been watching hockey since 1917

#2522497 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by number9 on 02 June 2014 - 11:13 AM

Why bother number9? It's a lost cause... The people that actually watch hockey and have an inkling of knowledge of the game, know that Franzen is a much better hockey player than he gets credit for. He absolutely is a top 6 forward in the NHL. People hate on him so much because people have hated on him so much... if that makes any sense... Basically it's the thing to do. Why bother actually watching the game, because I swear most of you don't, "Franzen sucks", "no heart", "lazy", "mental health issues", "can't play a lick of defense", "doesn't know how to set up a play", "the only thing he can do moderately well is score and he only does that when he feels like it", blah, blah, blah, blah, blaaah...
I guarantee if you did a poll of the 30 GMs, 30 coaches, 300+ players, the TSN analysts, etc, etc, and asked the question, "Is Johan Franzen a top 6 forward in the NHL?" the majority (I would bet 90+%) would say "Yes". But because Richdg, DeGraa55, GoWings1905, Z Winged Dangler, and co think otherwise, he must really suck... I need to rethink this whole thing now... Maybe he really does suck...   :rolleyes:

Especially since he ignores every one of my counter points just like every troll in the world